English version

prickly pear in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprickly pearˌprickly ˈpear noun [countable, uncountable]  HBPa type of cactus that has yellow flowers and red fruit. The fruit is also called a prickly pear.
Examples from the Corpus
prickly pearWith an Epilady you don't end up with a prickly pear.Dance off that burnt passion fruit tart with fresh mango and prickly pear to get a head start on 2001 resolutions.When they thinned out he headed for the cherry blossoms, then magnolia, chinaberry, pecan, walnut and prickly pear.He was an old countryman with a betel-ravaged mouth, the cancerous tongue sticking helplessly out like a crimson prickly pear.We could see grassy tracks winding through the fields between stone walls and hedges of prickly pear.Did Zenaida burn up, poisoned herself by the robe of prickly pear?Heading up an orange-dirt trail, she passes prickly pear cactus and yucca.